Condoleezza Rice’s life’s being laid out in Glenn Kessler’s The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.
Exploring the ins-and-outs of the Secretary of State’s typically private life, Kessler dug up some interesting dirt, including the fact that Rice’s greatest guy friend’s a gay. What’s more, Rice and best gal pal, Randy Bean, own a home together. Via The Gist:
According to newly revealed information in the book (which Kessler found through real estate records), the two women, Rice and Bean (yes, hilarious), own a home together and have a line of credit together. The way Bean explains this in the book, is that she had some medical bills that drained her financially years ago, and Rice and Blacker helped her out by buying the house with Bean. But over time Blacker sold his share of the house to Rice and Bean, and then Rice would later get the line of credit with Bean to do some renovations on the home. Kessler, when pressed, said he did not know if this meant there was something more to the relationship between the woman beyond a friendship.
Could the credit story be a cover for a walk-in closet? Regardless, it’s fishy.
While Rice’s intimated lesbianism makes a great headline, Condi’s caboose deserves some attention, too. From the book:
After she became secretary of state, she came to a party at Blacker’s house, kicked off her shoes, and began dancing through the night to rock and and roll. Blacker, who is gay, wanted to show his partner how tight her behind is; he postulated that if he aimed a quarter at her butt, it would bounce off like a rocket. He was right. Rice, who was dancing, didn’t realize what he had done until everyone began laughing hysterically. She was flattered — and proud.
She can’t be that proud. ’cause she never lets that side out…